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How to Draw a Hello Kitty

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Hello! Today, we are going to draw a pop-culture icon: Hello Kitty!

You’ve probably heard of her or seen her on products like backpacks, accessories, school supplies, clothing, and more. Maybe you even have a Hello Kitty on something you own! Let’s learn a bit about her before jumping into our tutorial.

Hello Kitty was created in the late 20th century by a Japanese company. Although she just started as a little character named Kitty White with the word “hello” on early products. She technically started as a cartoon character with her twin sister, Mimmy, but now she has a whole media company based on her! Fast forward to the present, she is worth tens of billions of dollars, and even has entire theme parks dedicated to her. 

So, let’s learn how to draw this cute little kitty. Get some coloring materials to get started on this easy 10-step tutorial.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty — Let’s get started!

Preview of Hello Kitty drawing
Preview of Hello Kitty drawing

Materials:

  • a piece of paper
  • a pencil for the guiding lines and sketching
  • an eraser
  • a black sharpie or a pen for the outlines
  • markers or colored pencils for coloring
  • our printable drawing guide (Join my Email List below to get this Tutorial)

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Time needed:

15 minutes.

Step 1 – Draw the bow.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 1 – Draw the bow.

Hello Kitty wears a cute bow on the top of her head. Let’s start with this accessory.

First, draw a circle on the top-right quadrant of the page. Draw two small semi-circles coming out from the other side of the first circle. Add two rounded triangular shapes on the sides to complete the shape of the bow. Refer to the photo!

Step 2  – Create the shape of her head.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 2  – Create the shape of her head.

Let’s draw the basic outline of Hello Kitty. Draw a large curve underneath the bow, slanting a little bit to the left. Don’t forget to add the ears! Her head should look like it is slightly tilted to the left.

Step 3 – Draw Hello Kitty’s face.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 3 – Draw Hello Kitty’s face.

In this step, we’re going to draw her face. Hello Kitty famously doesn’t have a smile, but she still looks super friendly. In fact, the current designer for Hello Kitty says this helps relate our own emotions to her.

Draw two dots a few centimeters aparts for her eyes. Next, draw a small oval for her nose! Good job!

Step 4  – Add her whiskers!

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 4  – Add her whiskers!

Let’s add some whiskers. In real life, whiskers help kitties to sense the world around them, so of course Hello Kitty has them too.

So, on either side of her face, draw three little lines for whiskers. They should extend a bit inside the outline of her head—check out the photo.

Step 5 – Start drawing Hello Kitty’s body.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 5 – Start drawing Hello Kitty’s body.

Beneath the head, draw a small semicircle. This will be the top of her shirt which we will complete later. Good job!

Step 6 – Draw her feet.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 6 – Draw her feet.

Next, we are going to draw her feet using a technique called foreshortening. Since she’s sitting down, we can only see her feet, not her legs, and the perspective needs to show this. So, simply draw two large circles centered below the head. This is foreshortening! Awesome job.

Step 7 – Continue forming the body.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 7 – Continue forming the body.

We need to connect the feet to the body, of course! Refer to the photo for this step. You’re basically connecting them with simple lines.

From the top of each foot, draw slanting lines inwards and upwards to the bottom of the head. Also draw a line connecting the feet to each other. All done? Keep reading for Step 8!

Step 8 – Draw her arm!

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 8 – Draw her arm!

Our Hello Kitty is going to be waving in our drawing because she’s known for being very friendly and approachable. On the right side, let’s add her waving arm and hand. Draw a short line coming up from her foot. Next, add a heart shape for her hand. Good job!

Step 9 – Add her other arm.

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 9 – Add her other arm.

Finally, let’s finish the shape of our Hello Kitty. Draw a similar shape to Step 7, except this time, her arm is by her side. Check out the photo.

You’re almost done…keep reading for the last fun step.

Step 10 – Color in your Hello Kitty!

How to Draw a Hello Kitty - Step 10 – Color in your Hello Kitty!

This is always our favorite step—time to color! Hello Kitty can be different colors (although her bow is normally pink!) so pick some of your favorite shades and go for it. The more color the better!

Pin it now, Draw later!

FREE download the Printable drawing guide and coloring page for Hello Kitty

Good job! You’re all done! How did it go? We had a good time and we hope you did too—and hopefully you learned some more drawing techniques along the way!

If you’d like more cartoon tutorials, you can look up our My Little Pony tutorial! We love these characters and hope you do too. There’s also tons of others, so find one that looks interesting to you!

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Thanks for drawing with us! Until next time.

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